ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
2-13. Inspection (cont).
(b) Assembly completeness. Insure that the applicable assembly is complete and no components or
parts are missing.
(c) Operational adequacy. Check the item components and parts to insure proper assembly which
includes attachment and alinement, and that the assembled product functions in the prescribed
manner. Further insure that no stitch formation or sewn seam has been omitted.
(d) Markings and stenciling. Inspect each assembly and components for faded, illegible, obliterated, or
missing Informational data, identification numbers.
(e) Foreign material and stains. Inspect each assembly and related components for the presence of dirt
or similar type foreign material. Also check for evidence of mildew, moisture, oil, grease, pitch,
resin, or contamination by salt water.
Detailed Inspection. In addition to the overall inspection performed in (1), above, a detailed inspection will
be performed on the materials which constitute the assembly or component construction using the
following criteria, as applicable:
(a) Metal. Inspect for rust, corrosion, dents, bends, breaks, burrs, rough spots, sharp edges, wear,
deterioration; damaged, loose, or missing grommets, and loose or missing screws.
(b) Cloth. Inspect for breaks, burns,. cuts, frays, holes, rips, snags, tears; loose, missing, or broken
stitching or tacking; weak spots, wear, or deterioration.
(c) Fabric tape, webbing, and cordage. Inspect for breaks, burns, cuts, frays, holes, snags, tears,
Incorrect weaving, and sharp edges formed from searing; loose, missing, or broken stitching, tacking,
whipping, and weaving; weak spots, wear, and deterioration.
(d) Pressure-sensitive (adhesive) tape. Inspect for burns, holes, cuts, tears, weak spots; looseness and
In-Storage Inspection. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of air
delivery equipment which is located in storage. The purpose of the inspection Is to Insure that the equipment is ready for
issue, that the item is properly identified and segregated from other types of equipment, that no damage or deterioration
of equipment has been incurred, and that all modifications or similar action requirements have been completed. The
inspection shall also concern the methods and procedures applied to the storage of air delivery items, the adequacy of
storage facilities, efforts of pest and rodent control, and protection against unfavorable climatic conditions. Air delivery
equipment which is in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent Intervals if prescribed by the
local parachute maintenance officer. The frequency of inspection may vary according to the type of storage facilities and
local climatic conditions. In-storage inspection will be conducted only by parachute rigger personnel designated by local
parachute maintenance officer.